We have one question for today, before I move on to that, this has been with me for a couple of days now, it's a Nelson Mandela quote:
Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It's not just in some of us; it's in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.
I love it.
Then I found this:
This inspiring quote by Marianne Williamson is from her book, A Return To Love: Reflections on the Principles of A Course in Miracles, Harper Collins, 1992. From Chapter 7, Section 3 (Pg. 190-191).
Oh no! Marianne Williams wrote that? Lots of internet sources say it was Mandela, but hell, she's got the damn page number on there. She said that it just got attributed to him. Somehow, and this is so hypocritical or something, but it just doesn't mean as much now. SHALLOW! I AM SHALLOW!
I do still love the quote, but I'm sad its not Mandela.
Q: Hixx, what are you looking forward to most this fall?
A: Ah! Good question. I'm looking forward to the senses of fall, the smell of dried leaves, the rustle they make, taffy apples and pretty colors in the trees, the chill in the air and the coziness of home, the smell of the heater, the feel of heavier blankets, things spiced with cinnamon, heavy socks....socks....
I know enough now to know that you just never know what's going to happen from day to day even, so I'm looking forward to seeing what autumn brings to me and my house.